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Todd D. Schlossberg

Todd Schlossberg’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Doston v. Bonilla

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 12, 2005
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict - $165,000
    Description:
    Ms. Dotson was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by a friend. Another driver crashed into their car while attempting to illegally pass their car on the left. Ms. Dotson sustained a permanent neck injury which gradually led to TMJ dysfunction. Before trial, the at-fault driver's auto insurer, Allstate Insurance Co., offered $25,000 to settle the case, which we rejected. After a 3 1/2 day trial in the U.S. District Court, the Vermont jury returned a verdict of $165,000. Although the defendant's insurance policy provided only $100,000 in coverage, Allstate paid the entire verdict.
  • Bajrovic v Fitzgerald

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict - $198,000
    Description:
    Defendant Fitzgerald attempted to make a left-hand turn across oncoming lane without making sure right of way was clear. He crashed into car driven by Mr. Bajrovic; Ms. Bajrovic was a front seat passenger in the car. Ms. Bajrovic sustained soft-tissue injuries to her left neck and left lower back, a laceration and superficial nerve injury to her left leg, and suffered PTSD. (Mr. Bajrovic sustained only minor injuries, which soon healed). Ms. Bajrovic and her family had emigrated from Bosnia in 1997 and spoke little English. Before trial, the defense "conceded liability," but disputed the damages caused by the crash. Before trial, the plaintiff injured her right arm and right shoulder at work, and was out of work because of these work-related (non MVA -related) injuries as of the time of the trial. The defendant's insurance carrier offered $50,000 shortly before trial, and then $100,000 during trial. After a 4-day trial, the Chittenden County Vermont jury returned a verdict totaling $198,000 in favor of the Bajrovics ( $180,000 for Ms. Bajrovic and $18,000 to Mr. Bajrovic for his loss of consortium claim).
  • BB & SB v. P Trucking Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 19, 2008
    Outcome:
    Settlement during trial - $860,000
    Description:
    Defendant's truck driver failed to pay proper attention to the roadway ahead of him as he drove his tractor-trailer, loaded with hardwood logs, into a residential area. He crash his truck into the rear of the B's SUV that was stopped at a traffic light. The Bs were on vacation in Vermont from Maine. Ms. B, then 59 years old, sustained back and neck injuries, which aggravated her long-standing pre-existing degenerative disc condition in her cervical and lumbar spine. She underwent multiple epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks before ultimately undergoing a cervical spinal fusion. Ms. B tried to return to her job but was unable to continue working. Her husband Mr. B sustained relatively minor neck injuries, which resolved within a few months of the crash. The defense initially contested liability but "conceded liability" on the eve of trial, while disputing damages. The defense argued that Ms. B had a long, well-documented history of chronic neck and low back pain, and medical treatment for that pain. The defense offered $200,000 before trial. At trial, we showed that, despite her pre-existing back and neck problems, SB lived and enjoyed a full and active life, including working in the shipping & packing department at LL Bean in Maine. After 4 days of trial, before the case went to the jury, the defense agreed to pay $860,000 in settlement to the plaintiffs.
  • Wetmore v. State Farm Ins. Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Outcome:
    Verdict - $85,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff Wetmore's car was rear-ended by other driver. Ms. Wetmore sustained neck injury. Other driver's insurance company paid $50,000 policy limits. Ms. Wetmore brought claim for under-insured motorist benefits under her own auto policy with State Farm. Her medical bills were approximately $10,000, with no lost income. State Farm did not dispute that Ms. Wetmore had been injured, but argued that her injury was not so bad, that she would have little or no future pain, and would need little or no future medical care. The jury returned verdict totaling approx. $45,000, including money for past pain and suffering and lost of enjoyment of life, her past medical bills, and $20,000 for future physical therapy, but $0 for future pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. We moved for additur or new trial. The trial court granted our request, adding $40,000 to the verdict for a total verdict of $85,000 plus costs. State Farm appealed, arguing that the trial court abused his discretion in increasing the verdict to include $40,000 for future pain and loss of enjoyment of life. The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed the verdict. State Farm paid the verdict plus costs and pre and post-judgment interest.
  • TB v. LR

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Outcome:
    $890,000 settlement before trial
    Description:
    Defendant LR was on vacation from England. Driving a rented car, he pulled out of a parking lot onto the winding 2-lane state highway, attempting to drive north, but in the southbound lane. (He was used to driving in the left lane in Great Britain, and became confused). LR crashed head-on into a southbound vehicle. TB was a passenger in the vehicle driven by his wife. They were taking a weekend vacation in Vermont. RB sustained a serious lower arm / wrist fracture, requiring internal fixation surgery. The fracture healed, but TB developed severe CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome, also known as RSD) in his right arm. TB required ongoing nerve blocks, pain medication, and pain management counseling, and was unable to return to his work as a computer engineer. Suit was filed in U.S. District Court. The case settled before trial at mediation for a lump-sum settlement of $890,000.